For Christmas Dinner I’ve gotten in the habit of having a little treat at each place. Usually the treat involves See’s candy and they’re wrapped in some cute way.
This year I made little paper pouches. They were really simple to make and using different papers would be easy to do for any season or a party.
I purchased 12″ sheets of scrapbooking paper at the craft store. The paper was cut into rectangles 5″ x 9″
The paper is turned over and the bottom edge is folded up 1/2″. I didn’t measure it, just eyeball. Exact isn’t required.
Then I used roll on adhesive along that folded edge. Glue stick would work as would double stick tape. Then fold the raw edge up to meet the fold and stick it together.
To close up the bottom of the bag I used my sewing machine. It was all threaded up with white thread so I just picked a simple zig zag and sewed the bottom edge shut. Any stitch would work. Or, skip the sewing and use a fancy tape. I had looked for white tape with visions of scalloping the edge in my brain but didn’t have any luck at the store.
You will want to line up the raw edges so that the seam is in the center of the bag.
Now, fill up the bag. Be sure to leave room to close the bag – that other edge needs to be closed too!
This year the bags hold a mix of chocolate balls and homemade salted caramels.
To seal the opening you’ll press the raw edges together the opposite direction as the bottom. Instead of the seam being along the center of the bag, it will twist and be along the side. This gives the treat bags a fun shape. I did have to “squish” the bags a bit to get them to fit under my sewing machine. When I was finished I just tugged on the raw edges of the bag a bit and they went back into shape.
Again, instead of sewing, tape could be used to seal the bag.
Before you know it, you’ll have a pile of bags for your party.
Have fun with these!
- – marcella